Kevin Sinfield’s mammoth marathon run of 101-miles has now raised more than £1m to fund research into the causes and potential cures for motor neurone disease.
Running from his home at Welford Road in Leicester yesterday, where he is coach to Leicester Tigers, Kevin Sinfeld has raised over £600,000 for his Extra Mile Challenge, which saw him run 101 miles in 24 hours. The 41-year-old finished his mammoth run at Headingley Rugby Stadium the home of his former club in Leeds where he was met by former team mate Rob Burrow.
Sinfeld played alongside Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019, and was at teh club for 18 years. The rugby coash had initially set out to raise £100,000 for Leeds Hospitals Charity and Motor Neurone Disease Association, but as it stands, has raised over £612,000.
He was greeted with a rawcous applause at Headingley Stadium for his huge effort – where he completed his 101 mile run. Kevin’s family and Rob Burrow’s family were both there to greet him. He had an emotional hug with his ex-teammate after crossing the finishing line.
Split into 7km segements the route was only meant to cover 100 miles, but measured an an applicable 101 miles with Sinfeld showing his extra ile ability for his friend Burrows.
In December 2020, the Leicester Tigers coach ran seven marathons in seven days to help raise more than £2.7 million and at the beginning of October 2021, he took part in the London Marathon for the same cause.
On #BBCBreakfast Rob Burrow shared this message with his best friend Kevin Sinfield after his achievement over the last 24 hours.
Rob message: “Thanks so much to all involved. The money raised will allow people to get great facilities for a new care centre in town.”
“Lastly, to my amazing friend Kev, you don’t realise the impact you have had on me and the entire MND community.”
Incredible effort – what an inspiration! If you’d like to donate find out more information here.
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